I have TONS to accomplish in the next few weeks......go back officially Aug.1 (I'm sure I'll be going back early if I can)......moving my girl back to school........moving tons of furniture........painting her room.......painting my living room.......sneakin in a 4 day vacay with my sisters and mom........getting ready for open house.....school stuff.......finish reading Guided Math.....refresh Daily 5.........
Deep breath..........Ok, I'm good now! BTW...I try to comment on each and every person's blog that links up:) (there are a couple of you that have something other than blogger and I don't know how to comment on that.....sorry) Next week's linky I will be out of town (hoping it posts ok) so please know that I will see everyone's yumminess and comment when I get home.
Ok, told ya all last week I needed to focus more on the "functional" made it items. Well, I have done just that this past week:) (and I think they turned out cute too:) )
For my first Classroom Made It:
I got the inspiration from Kim at Splish! Splash! Ms. Lander's Second Grade Class and her Made It from last week. Her idea got me thinking.......Some of my plans for making "functional" things are to add to my Word Work and Work on Writing choices for my Daily 5 this year. I loved her Ransom Note idea. I decided to make a few of these letter sets. I am calling these "Letters for Learning". I bought the craft containers at Walmart.
I also bought 4 packs of scrapbook alphabets. They were only .98 cents each and have at least 2 of each letter.
Here is the finished product: (I still need to put little stickers in so the kiddos put the letters back in the right place.)
After I made the tubs, I made Letters for Learning Task Cards to go along with the sets. These task cards can be used with any letter manipulatives. There are 24 different task cards.
I also have one more "functional" classroom Made It to tell ya about. Last year in Daily 5 I used shared writing journals. (You can read the original post about that HERE) My kiddos LOVED them. Well, of course I needed new ones this year so decided to make some new themes. I'm super excited about these:
There are 2 per page so 6 total. Because I am loving this linky so much and lovin you all for making it so much fun, I am offering my Shared Writing Journal Covers FREE TODAY ONLY:D So, after you link up your fabulousness, pop over to my store and grab your copy!! If you do download them, I would love to hear how you are going to use them in your classroom:) Pretty please!!!!
And for my Home Made It:
I didn't make it........I picked it all out, so that's kinda made it right??? Still working on my bedroom. Taking it slow....so I have been looking for a headboard everywhere. I have been all over Pinterest and haven't found anything I was nuts about. The walls in my bedroom are funky because one side goes up to cathedral ceilings....anywho, at our last trip to Hobby Lobby...saw the turquoise wall art first and thought...wow, that would be great but it's too small. Then found this huge mirror and it all clicked in my head. For less than $100 now have my version of a headboard/wall art.
Lovin my AFTER and the turquoise wall art is the extra pop of turquoise I needed with the dresser:)
Okay gang! Grab your button and let's go!!!!!!!!